Lifestyle

Eating disorders and discrimination at work

Each year millions of people are clinically diagnosed with eating disorders. Eating disorders are the result of development of an extreme attitude associated with overwhelming emotions which lead to compulsive behavior. These disorders include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and other not specified eating disorders (EDNOS).  Basically there is an overconsumption of food […]

Mental health benefits of Pokemon Go

This summer, the young, the old and the in-between, were all consumed by an almost obsessive love for a mobile gaming app based on a beloved animated show. The brand ambassador being a cute, yellow chinchilla with pointy black tipped ears, a lightning bolt shaped tail, and red cheeks that charge up with electricity, it’s […]

Breastfeeding and Mentalhealth

Breastfeeding is an innate characteristic to all lactating species. The significance of breastfeeding in human societies is profound, as reflected by its depiction in mythology, folklore, philosophy, art, and religion. In ancient times, the role of breastfeeding in the well-being of an infant was so marked that if maternal milk was not available for the […]

Smoking : The fashionable killer

People with mental health problems live on average 10-20 years less than the general population. If anyone were to be asked for the reason for this gross reduction in life expectancy, they would probably say “Well it’s obvious, people with mental health problems probably end up with some sort of depression and are more likely […]